How to Create a Strong Elevated Deck

Elevated decks are installed for a variety of reasons. One is to keep decking materials away from running water in low-lying areas. Another is to adjust for a sloping hillside. No matter what the reason is, you need a deck elevation material that will prove easy to install and rugged enough for constant outdoor use.

Choose a Durable Material Impervious to Water

Elevating a deck using wood or concrete can lead to problems from water damage down the line. Concrete is porous, which allows water to soak through. Eventually, the water damage will show as cracking, spalling, and crumbling. Water damage with wood leads directly to rotting and failure of the materials. Using a material impervious to the effects of water will ensure your elevated deck lasts longer.

Easily Adjusted Pedestals

versadjust pedestals are a breeze when adjusting to the desired height.Each pedestal is adjustable from 2 and 1/4-inch up to 24-inches. Each pedestal has a built-in, slope tilt adjustment to match your terrain and keep the deck surface level. All are adjustable with a smooth twist of the wrist.

Allows Unimpeded Water Drainage

Pooling water and collected snow or ice can begin to cause water damage to the material comprising your deck surface. Using the pedestal style lift system allows for the unimpeded flow of water down to the ground from the deck.

Lets the Deck Materials Dry Quickly

Once the excess moisture has left the deck surface, the airflow provided will let the deck completely dry. It saves the surface from being inundated with mold, dirt, and potential wood rot. You can keep your deck in better overall condition and it will last longer.

Planning an elevated deck is the only way to install this outdoor living area if you live on sloping property. Standard methods of elevating the deck surface are subject to damage from moisture during the year. A pedestal deck elevation system brings you the durable support needed in a product that lasts.